Kimberly Bauer is a 13 year old eighth grader at Mandan Middle School where she is an honor student and has received the President’s Award for Educational Achievement the past two years. Kimberly is a member of the North Dakota Jr High Rodeo Division, Mandan Horse & Saddle Club, West River Teamsters, and the Crossroads Barrel Association. She competes in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping and steer riding.
Kimberly’s hobbies included competing in rodeos, pleasure riding, camping, art, playing the guitar, singing, snowmobiling, training horses, and spending time with her family.
Being raised on a sixth generation farm and ranch has helped Kimberly embrace a western lifestyle though development of a strong work ethic, a love of wide open spaces, and a appreciation for a good horse. She has grown up and around horses and the sport of rodeo. She began riding horses at the age of two and competing in rodeo at the age of six. During the North Dakota Jr High Rodeo state finals Kimberly was crowned Miss North Dakota Jr High Rodeo queen 2013. While earning top honors in horsemanship, appearance, modeling, and written test categories.
Becoming Miss North Dakota Jr High Rodeo Queen has fulfilled one of her many lifelong dreams. Over the next year she hopes to bring the fun and exciting sport of rodeo to as many different people as she can. She looks forward to promoting the North Dakota Jr High Rodeo Division in and outside the arena as well as being a positive role model for young girls.
Kimberly’s parents are Jim and Dee Bauer. She has two younger sisters Karie and Kayla that are following in her footsteps.